The Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ kicked off with a bang at the Paul Cluver Estate as more than 1000 runners came out to take on the epic trail of Paul Cluver Estate during the weekend. There were some nervous runners during the week as a cold front hammered the Cape in the week leading up to the races but the weather improved significantly as the weekend arrived. Runners at the GLB46 Ultra on Saturday had to deal with cold and wet conditions but on Sunday we were treated…Continue
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The sun may have been shining but the mercury was having none of it as almost 800 brave souls arrived at the B’Sorah tented campsite in frigid temperatures for the first race of the Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series 2014 and what a race we had!
The long course championship race would see runners…
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The beautiful Tygerberg Nature Reserve was her sparkling best under an almost full moon with little to no wind to speak of and…Continue
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The stars were out to shine both in the sky and on the ground as Michael Bailey, Bernard Rukadza, Dion Middlekoop, Nicholas Rupanga and others battled it out in race 2 of the Spur Cape Summer Trail Series 2014 on a brilliant Wednesday evening.
It was electric…Continue
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Lighting up the Spur Trail Series in Lebanon The third instalment of the 2014 Spur Cape Summer Trail Series took place in the magical Lebanon Forest out in Grabouw and what a variety of trails Lebanon have to offer! From pine trees, to switchbacks, to rocky inclines and running through the orchards, this race had it…Continue
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This 34km race would see runners enjoy unmatched views of the Southern Peninsula, including Kalk Bay, Muizenberg,…Continue
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This past Sunday saw the Spur Cape Summer Trail Series 2014 come to an end at Oak Valley and we could not have asked for a better morning to round things off.
As is tradition, race 4 kicked off with the 25.4km XL race, drawing top names such as Spur Silvermine Mountain XL winners Michael Bailey and Katya…
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The weather was electric and so was the racing as more than 400 runners turned out to take part in the final Spur Trail Series race of the year.
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A brand new venue welcomed us for Race 3 in the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series 2013 and what an amazing venue it is!
B’Sorah welcomed us for the first time ever and what an absolute gem to add to the Spur Trail Series collection. In the Long Course Championship Race, runners were treated to…
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Race two in this series of four races in the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series took place on Sunday at the scenic Segwati Game Ranch.
With the weather playing its part in making conditions ideal for trail running, the 12.75km Long Course Championship race got underway with pre-race favourites Lucky Miya and…
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The Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series 2013 kicked off this past Sunday, October 27, at the tranquil Hennops River Picnic Site. What was not so tranquil was the electric racing on spectacular single track trails that left a few hardened runners with scratches, bruises and memories.
Race 1 saw not only a long…
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Wednesday night saw the second chapter of the 2013 Spur KZN Trail Series take place. This time Giba Gorge provided us with a spectacular venue for some electric night-time running.
In the Men’s Championship 10.5km Long Course, it was Mark Michel who left everybody trailing, coming home in a…
The penultimate race in the Spur KZN Trail Series took place in the tranquil setting of the Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve, despite the weather deciding to spice things up with clouds building overhead and the threat of rain getting greater and greater the closer to start time.
The Championship Race…
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In the men’s Championship 11.3km race it was two-time runner up Owen Bengo who crossed the finish line in 1st place, coming home…
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Inanda Dam dished up a great day of racing to kick off the 2013 Spur KZN Trail Series. This, the 3rd edition of the KZN Trail Series, will see runners test themselves over four unique and challenging courses over the next three weeks, with Series results…Continue
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The Spur KZN Trail Series is set to kick off on Sunday and promises to again be a highlight on runners’ calendars in October. Entries for this popular event are now open and going fast.Continue
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Did SuperSport catch you in action at the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series 2013?
SuperSport have put together a 30min screening which captures all the action and excitement of this past Spur CWTS13!
The screening will premier on 1 October 2013 at 18h30 on SuperSport Channel 8, and will be repeated as per the screening time-table below.…
Added by Claire Davidson on August 29, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments
The fourth and final instalment of the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series 2013 could not have been wilder as the Cape of Storms showed her true colours in Kleinmond. With rain and gusts of wind up to 70km/h, it was going to be some finale.
I have run out of superlatives for Bernard Rukadza as he claimed yet…
Added by Claire Davidson on August 19, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments
It was another spectacular warm winter’s day that greeted more than 700 eager and wide-eyed runners for Race 3 of 4 in the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series 2013.
The spires of the Afrikaans Taal Monument and spectacular rock formations of Paarl Nature Reserve played host this week, with the course dishing up…
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It may have been a new start venue and a new route, but the Tygerberg Nature Reserve dished up yet another uncompromising trail race in wet, slippery conditions.
Despite the cold, wet Cape winter weather, over 650 competitors transformed the tranquil Olienhout Park into a spectacular race arena awash with…
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